Discussion Thread

Online Meeting tools

  • 1.  Online Meeting tools

    Posted 05-08-2020 01:32 PM

    Hi,

    I really enjoy so many of the different types of interactions that are made possible by our software developers, but I'm getting a collection of Meeting apps on my phone and computers. For example, Google Hangout, GoToWebinar, GoToMeeting, Zoom, and Microsoft Team.

    What is your preferred Meeting and Webinar app? 



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    Oanh Le Aff.M.ASCE
    Suwanee GA
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  • 2.  RE: Online Meeting tools

    Posted 05-09-2020 01:25 PM
    Hi,

    I prefer https://whereby.com

    Anyone can create a free room and share the room url with the target audience.

    Anyone can join (by visiting the room url from a modern browser like chrome) without installing any app/software and does not require an account or signup.

    Free room supports Video conference upto 4 members. Also it supports screen sharing.

    Regards,
    SWARUP Selvaraj.

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    Swarup Selvaraj Aff.M.ASCE
    Offshore Structural Engineer
    Chennai TN
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  • 3.  RE: Online Meeting tools

    Posted 05-10-2020 08:50 AM
    Preferably, Microsoft team for meeting and Zoom for webinar, as it can accommodate 100 of free expense and over 100 on premium.

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    Yusuf Olatoye S.M.ASCE
    Alimosho
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  • 4.  RE: Online Meeting tools

    Posted 05-13-2020 07:22 PM
    Dear Oanh, my preferred app is Google Meet. It can accommodate up to 250 people, and it includes a chat, and add-ons, option to record the session, and the option to raise your hand or share your screen. It is a very reliable platform for online meetings and classes.

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    Andres Guzman Ing., M.ASCE
    Associate Professor
    UNIVERSIDAD DEL NORTE
    Barranquilla
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  • 5.  RE: Online Meeting tools

    Posted 05-14-2020 09:50 PM
    Thanks everyone for your responses. I was wondering how some platforms may be able to enhance opportunities in the future for distance learning or training. I asked a question earlier today during an ASCE meeting, trying to find solutions to narrow the gap between older and younger generations to close the experience gap. Sometimes I wonder if it could also be difficult because of cyber security issues and protecting trade practices.

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    Oanh Le Aff.M.ASCE
    Suwanee GA
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  • 6.  RE: Online Meeting tools

    Posted 05-18-2020 03:16 PM
    Hello there,

    My university has been using Zoom because of the ability to have a host and co-hosts for each class, along with being able to type and read messages sent in. The link could always be sent to us, along with a password to get in because of the rise in trolling on the website.

    My job was using Microsoft Teams before all the work just stopped, because we all spent more times filling out and uploading files than having meetings and sending messages.

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    Alexander Granato S.M.ASCE
    Student
    Bexley, OH
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